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Prix de Lausanne 2023
January 29 - February 5
The Prix de Lausanne 2023 will take place from January 29 to February 5, 2023 at the Beaulieu Theater, in Lausanne. The Finals will take place on February 4, 2023.
Created in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international ballet competition for young dancers aged 15-18 years old. Its goal is to discover, promote and support the finest talents around the world.
Its mission is:
To reveal the potential of exceptionally talented young dancers from around the globe by having them perform before a jury of world-renowned dance personalities;
To open the doors to the world’s finest schools and companies for them by providing scholarships to the most prestigious international schools and companies;
To promote their scholastic education (a dancer’s career is short-lived: from about age 18 to 38) by ensuring that they earn a high school diploma which will facilitate their career transition;
To preserve their health by applying a strict health policy: eating habits and body mass index are scrutinized before the competition.
A unique competition
Because we are pioneers in the field of training dancers…
Our Partner Schools approve our policy on health and scholastic education. They share our conviction that it is necessary to develop dancers’ all-round skills.
Because of our ethical reputation…
The candidate evaluation system is rigorous. All the dance professionals participate in the competition on a voluntary basis (jury, coaches, etc.). We take into account the candidates’ needs as people and not just as dance technicians.
Because of our longevity and our level of excellence…
Our competition has acquired a long-standing experience. Our candidates demonstrate the highest level of quality. We enjoy the broadest international exposure. All young dancers from around the world dream of participating in the Prix de Lausanne.
The Prix de Lausanne 2023 rewards potential rather than results. The competition week serves as a top-level annual meeting point for the international dance world.